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attack that was carefully planned. america's intelligence chiefs defend the national enter -- national security agency over allegations that despite an european allies and illegally monitored u.s. citizens. diedast 42 people have after their bus caught fire and exploded in southern india. local police say 49 passengers were traveling in the luxury coach which was going overnight from bangalore. we have the latest from delhi. >> it was traveling from bangalore overnight. the accident took place very early in the morning, around 5:00 local time. the driver said he was trying to overtake another vehicle on the highway when his bus hit a divider on the highway after which it burst into flames. you can see in the pictures, the intensity of the flames. is one of the staff members and five other passengers were lucky to escape. they broke a window and got outside. it was set for the rest of the passengers many of whom were asleep at the time and were unable to get out. they were trapped in those flames and they died as a result. there were children among them as well. planes are now popular
and the national security agency pushed back. >> one of the first things i learned in intel school in 1963 is that this is the fundamental giveen in the intelligence. >> woodruff: that fundamental according to director of national intelligence james clapper, is learning the intentions of foreign leaders, even if it means spying on allies. what's more, he told today's house hearing it's a two-way street. >> do you believe that the allies have conducted or at any time any type of espionage activity against the united states of america, our intelligence services, our leaders or otherwise? >> absolutely. >> there have been disclosures in recent days that the national security agency eavesdroped on german chancellor angela merkel. the n.s.a.'s director, army general keith al sander the, defended the general practice of surveillance in the u.s. and abroad to prevent terrorist attacks. >> there has not been a mass casualty here in the u.s. since 2001. that's not by luck! they didn't stop hating us. they didn't say that they were going to just forgive this. they continue to try. it is the great me
a program that protects americans from terrorists. >> the national security agency says chiefs did not illegally tapped. they revealed rare details of america's intelligence gathering techniques. >> confident and almost defiant top spy chiefs made no apologies before the house intelligence committee. they defended the job the agencies do to keep america and her allies safe. >> there's not been a mass casualty in the u.s. since 2001. that's not by luck. they didn't stop hating us. they didn't say that they were going to just forgive this. they continued to try. >> the work of the national security agency is under fire because of revelations by former nsa analyst, edward snowden. documents he leaked showed phone calls of millions of ordinary citizens. testimony of keith alexander and others told the committee the content is secret in a lock box unless there is a link to terrorism. that, they say, is rare. >> it would only be looked at when we had reasonable and articulate suspicion that we had connection to a foreign al qaeda or related terrorist group, and look into that box. in 200
, deputy attorney general james cole, national security agency director, keith alexander, deputy director of the nsa, chris england. following the first panel, moving immediately into the second panel of nongovernment experts who are very knowledgeable on fisa and privacy issues. today's hearing is an open forum to discuss potential amendments to the foreign intelligence surveillance act and possible changes to the way fisa applications are handled by the department of justice and the nsa. i hope that all of our witnesses will give clear answers about how proposals under consideration in congress would affect the nsa's ability to stop terrorist attacks before they occur. i encourage members to ask questions about fisa amendments and nsa programs, but today i'm going to submit my statement for the record in order to ask some questions following opening statements in relation to some of the news of the day when you get things clarified for the record which is important for the american people. we go about our business and expect a vote. we'll hold as long as we can, take a brief intermissio
the secret activities of the national security agency. >> the only scanneda louse thinks are the attacks made upon you. >> on tuesday, in the main, it provided a respectful platform for the director of national intelligence and the head of the nsa to answer critics. on the bugging of world leaders james clapper insisted he was following broad orders to give the president the best information possible on his foreign counterparts. >> as long as i have been in the intelligence business - 50 years - leadership intention, in whatever form it's expressed is a basic tenant of what we are to collect and analyse. >> on recent allegations that the united states was collecting millions of phone record in france and spain, the head of the nsa offered this defense. >> this is not information we collected on european citizens. it represents information that we, and our nato allies, have collected in defense of our country, and in support of military operations. >> but for the last several months, documents the whistle blower edward snowden leaked showed a global dragnet behind france and spain and it faile
of data collection and eve dropping on allies by the national security agency. >>> lawmakers also meeting on capitol hill today to discuss ways to ease the effects of automatic spending cuts on the military, democrats want to lessen the effects on schools but republicans are focusing on the pentagon. >> 5:47, oakland's chinatown area may feel safer after a local businessman signed a contract to bringing private patrols for at least a year. henry cang says he didn't want to wait for the city or police to make his part of oakland feel safer. he won't say what it is costing him but he says it is a necessary step. >> there is certainly a perception that oakland is not as safe as it could be or should be, and china town is located in oakland. >> the city's records show crime increases after 5:00 p.m. so the private security company will be out on the streets at various times but will increase patrols during the early evening hours. >> 5:48 is the time. the morning commute has certainly had a lot of problems, starting to get busy out there. >> for the past two days we have seen lights at the ba
and whenever we found mistakes the court addressed and corrected them. the national security agency's is typically as part of the intelligence community broadly is an honorable institution. the men and women who do this work are honorable people dedicated to conducting the mission lawfully and are appalled by any wrongdoing. they too are citizens of this nation who care just as much about privacy and constitutional rights as the rest of us. they should be commended for their important work in protecting the people of the country which has been made all the more difficult by unauthorized damage of disclosure. that'll safely in the i see stand ready to work to adjust authorities to protect our privacy since civil liberties. i think their principles we already agree on. first must protect our sources targets and relationships and a better job of helping the american people understand what we do and why we do it and most importantly the recursive oversight that insures we do it correctly. third we must take every opportunity to demonstrate a commitment to respond to respecting the civil
. >>> the head of the national security agency today denied any phone surveillance of european citizens. general keith alexander defended the nsa's intelligence data collecting. the nsa has been under fire this last week over reports of phone surveillance in europe. >>> california lieutenant governor gavin newsom and his wife are putting their support behind hillary clinton for a white house run. the newsom's today formally endorsed clinton. the newsom's say the former secretary of state has the best shot of breaking the glass ceiling and becoming the first woman president. the newsom's announcement comes a week before she is set to hit san francisco for two big appearances. >>> now at 6:00, bay area law enforcement are gearing up for the annual halloween sweep of registered sex offenders. but we'll tell you about the civil rights fight being waged to protect those sex offenders. >>> hundreds face off with sonoma sheriff's department. >>> the trick or treat tradition is just two days away and as your children get ready for halloween, police around the bay area are also preparing for their annual
defend the activities of the national security agency after allegations it spied on european allies. more than 40 people are killed in southern india when the overnight bus they were traveling in crashed and caught fire. they are the largest animals ever to walk the planet but how did these giant 80 ton creatures support their own weight? ♪ hello, everyone. to the airport outside paris where for hostages -- four frenchmen were being held hostage i al qaeda after three years. they have been released. no ransom was paid. they were seized by al qaeda-l where gun man in najeer they were working at a uranium mine. were kidnapped in september, 2010. they were kidnapped from a giant french uranium company. there are questions as to how the french government negotiated their release. the french government and president allende says france has ended the policy of ransoming hostages but the suspicion is that it still is the source of tension with the united states. for the good news former hostages who are back outside of paris having been released by kidnappers. --'s go to the main news within
by the national security agency. >>> also new this morning, the government just told us how much social security payments will go up next year. the annual cost of living adjustment is 1.5%. that's -- 1.5%. that's one of the smallest increases since automatic adjustments were adopted in 1975. the cost of living announcement was scheduled for two weeks ago but it was delayed by the government shutdown. >>> 8:489. san francisco's old mint is being used as a haunted house. the 140-year-old landmark was rented out for the week and turned into a paid halloween attraction. complete with a room gulf ghosts and goblins. the mint is managed by the nonprofit museum and historic society. they hope to turn it into a city museum one day but until then, they went it out in an effort to pay the bills. >> all right, tori. >>> 8:50. in a serious way, it's been a scary commute. a lot of crashes, tara. >> quite a few fender-benders this morning. they've been scattered all over the south bay, hayward, oakland and now san francisco. if we take a look at the maps, you can see 101 southbound at the sierra point offramp
keith alexander told the house committee, house intelligence committee what the security agency does is legal and helps defend the nation. alexander said he would rather take a public beating than stop a program that presents a terrorist attack. >>> it has been five months since the world first came to know edwards snowden and a lot has changed since then, especially for the people who helped leak the information. jonathan betz has a look at that story. >> it's a global story that began in the summer with edward snowden. he is now in asylum in russia but the scandal keeps unfolding because he reported handed over almost all of his secrets to two journalists, greenwald who is based in brazil. he keeps breaking stories printed in papers all over the world, usually until countries where they will make the biggest splash. greenwald works as a columnist for the guardian. on thursday, he is leaving that british paper to help start a new journalistic venture funded by the founder of ebay. that site will likely continue revealing nsa stories. his reporting partner will join him there. she wa
. >> reporter: national security agency chief keith alexander said european partners have not been shy about spying on the u.s. alexander was questioned by minnesota republican michele bachmann. >> is it your experience that allies of the united states have spied on the united states historically? >> yes. >> or even as we speak? >> yes. >> reporter: alexander denied stories based on leaks from former n.s.a. contractor edward snowden that the n.s.a. has collected the phone numbers of millions of citizens in france, spain, and italy. alexander said that data was passed to the u.s. by european intelligence agencies. >> to be perfectly clear, this is not information that we collect the on european citizens. it represents information that we and our nato allies have collected in defense of our countries and in support of military operations. >> reporter: now, there is strong sentiment in congress to rein in the powers of n.s.a. by prohibiting the mass collection of u.s. phone records but intelligence warned today, scott, that could put the country at higher risk. >> pelley: they made history agai
reports surfaced the u.s. tapped personal cell phone of the germ man chancellor, national security council claims they have agreed to intensify cooperation between their country's intelligence services yet there is still intense skepticism. >> trust issues remain. >> reporter: abc news news learned intel agencies listened in on allies >> we do not spy on anyone except for valid u.s. foreign purposes. >> reporter: claiming it's for security purposes a rationale some european officials feel can only go so far. >> we must find a balance between security and privacy. >> of course, it's being questioned here at home as well. republicans and democrats calling for a congressional review of the nsa practices. marcy gonzales, abc news, new york. >> house and senate negotiators began crafting a compromise foreign bill that would include cuts to the food stamp programs. on friday, a family of four receiving food stamps will receive $36 less per month. food stamps now cost $80 combrinl a year. house farm bill cutting food stamps and change eligibility and work requirements the senate bill cutting a
in europe over spine by the national security agency or secretly supplied to the u.s. by european intelligence services, not the nsa. that is the headline in the washington post. nsa chief says the phone allegations are false. nato allies correct -- collected records and share them with the united states. the nsa director yesterday in that testimony saying that the allies were working with the nsa and some of that information was collected by the nsa itself. if you missed that, go to our video library on c-span.org and you can watch it there. director of national intelligence, james clapper yesterday, talking about what they are trying to do to assure the american public that the intelligence community is making appropriate use of these spying tools. [video clip] .> we had an alarm go off over the past months, i have declassified a series of documents related to section 702 of the fisa. to inform thehat public. the public interest in these documents out ways the additional damage to national security. these documents let our citizens see the seriousness, rigor with which the fisa
's word that the national security agency is routinely intercepting e-mail traffic between yahoo and google data centers. "the washington post" reported today it's being done jointly with british intelligence, and involves millions of records every day. the n.s.a. director-- army general keith alexander-- challenged the report, which surfaced from more material leaked by edward snowden. alexander said to his knowledge, the agency has not tapped the company's servers. two top german officials were in washington today, pursuing reports that the n.s.a. monitored chancellor angela merkel's cellphone. and in madrid, spanish prime minister mariano rajoy went before his parliament to address allegations that spain, too, was a target of u.s. surveillance. >> ( translated ): the key is to clarify what happened and generate confidence because without that, it is very difficult to work for the rights, liberties and security of our citizens. i hope we will get this. we have already requested the appearance of the head of spain's intelligence services and he will appear in this chamber as soo
phone calls by millions of europeans. the national security agency director alexander testified yesterday on capitol hill that european spy agencies shared those records with the u.s. >> to be perfectly clear this is not information we collected on european citizens. it represents information that we and our nato allies have collected in defense of our countries and in support of military operations. >> at another hearing, national sbel intelligence directors was asked about monitoring allies. he said american friends spy on the united states. >> some of this reminds me of the classic movie casablanca. there's gambling going on here. it's the same thing. >>> john miller is here. >> good morning. clapper used the same one i used monday. either we think a like or he's a viewer. >> which is it? >> in the name of full discloe disclosure disclosure, he was my old boss before this job. >> let's get to the point. we do it to them; they do it to us. is there something special aboutnyabout germany and chancellor merkel that makes them want to pay more attention to her? >>
in support of national security and defense, and that is their exclusive mission, and the most -- well the executive order actually signed by president reagan which defines the roles, and missions of all the intelligence agencies makes it perfectly clear what their mission is. that's exactly what they do. >> and what their authority is. >> let's listen to what some of what general alexander had to say yesterday. >> there ma not been a mass casualty here in the u.s. since 2001. that's not by luck. they didn't stop hating us. they didn't say that they were going to just forget this. they continued to try. >> he seems almost upset by these leaks. to what extent do you think u.s. intelligence has been weakened out all? >> obviously there's been enormous dabbling. this is an activity, intelligence activities, normally con ducked in secret, in fact highly secret and by making clear some of our capabilities and some of what we've done causes people on the other side to not communicate the way they normally would communicate, to take other actions, and it, you know, it provides them with ammun
Search Results 0 to 18 of about 19 (some duplicates have been removed)